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    So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the review.

    So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the review.
  2. Holy Master Ted Bundy

    As my Shaolin brother, Gene Ching, noted: we met Juan Carlos in the mid '90s at the Shaolin Temple Wushu Center. His skill level was fairly impressive. He seemed a little odd, but no odder than many...
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    The Boy is Father to the Man

    In the states Gene is my big brother, especially when it comes to all things kung fu and Bruce Lee-related (hopefully more on that later). Some one said above that they enjoyed American Shaolin...
  4. Congrats

    Congrats to everyone who won. I hope you all enjoy the book and if so tell all your friends about it :)

    Thanks Gene for handling the contest.

    Amituofo,
    Matthew Polly
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    Glad you liked it

    To Kevin93,
    Thanks for the kind words about the book!

    To Fa Xin,
    I studied San Shou, which is kickboxing with throws. So the kicks were the easiest to pick up and my takedown defense was good....
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    Thanks Gene

    You're an awesome Shaolin brother. Thanks Gene for posting all these interviews!

    Amituofo,
    Matt
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    SF Chronicle

    all in all, it was a pretty fair article. these sort of falling outs happen quite frequently when someone sponsors a shaolin monk. Lack of spirituality is more of an excuse then what the deeper...
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    Amituofo

    Gene,
    This contest and the ad look awesome. Thank you.

    Matthew
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    My kind of town

    I'll be speaking at an event in Chicago later in the summer. The dates are not confirmed yet, but I hope to also do a reading at one of the bookstores. I'll let you know the details when I have them.
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    Rough Language

    A number of people have asked me about the courseness of the monks' language. I never thought much of it, because my mouth is a bit trashy itself. The Chinese call it tu hua ("earthy language"), and...
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    Thank you for reading it and for your kind words....

    Thank you for reading it and for your kind words. It means a great deal to me. I'm very happy you enjoyed it.
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    Hey

    I believe that would be me.
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    Tony Jaa

    Tony Jaa would be totally cool. I'm not sure, however, how well he could portray a skinny white kid from Kansas. But the knee attacks would be spectacular.

    Personally, I like Topher Grace from...
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    Richard, Thank you for your kind words. I'm very...

    Richard,
    Thank you for your kind words. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the book. It was a long process to get it written and published. A labor of love.

    Hopefully, others will find it as...
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    That ghastly pic

    For those of you who have noted that ghastly pic of me as a scrawny, painfully awkward teen... well, it's true. I was. Personally, I didn't want to put the picture in the book because I found it...
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    98-pound-weakling

    Yes, it's true I was never 98-lbs at 6'3". I would have been dead. It's a figure of speech. I was 145-lbs. But trust me that was plenty skinny on that frame. One of the Chinese newspapers that...
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    American Shaolin

    First, I want to thank my Shaolin brother, Gene Ching, for keeping this thread alive. It is been my great honor to know him since he first visited the Shaolin Temple.

    Many moons ago, the abbot of...
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    To All

    Sorry this a bit late for this thread, but I wanted to thank my friend and Shaolin brother, Gene Ching, for moderating this discussion and publicizing "The Late, Late Show" interview. It's always...
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